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WINTER 2003 




INSIDE: 



Lady Lions to national 
tourney 



Ken Baker ministers 
in Africa 



Bryan begins Classical 
Studies minor 



Bryan Life 



Volume 30, Number 2 



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Editor 

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Bud Schatz, '56 

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Students get a glimpse of Christianity in Africa 



The fall semester has been extraordinarily busy as we 
have launched many exciting initiatives including our State of Christendom lecture 
series featured in this edition. Focusing this year on the continent of Africa, we have 
heard this semester from Jackson Senyonga and Peterson Sozi how God is at work in 
Uganda. 

Not only are many souls being saved throughout this country, but leaders in 
business and government are recognizing their responsibility to govern and conduct 
commerce according to biblical principles. Our students are being given the opportunity 
to witness how God is working in this burgeoning country of Africa, how a people 
have simply called out to the Lord through constant prayer, and how God has answered 
their prayer by demonstrating His power and glory in miraculous ways. 

It is becoming very evident that the face of Christendom as we know it today is 
changing rapidly throughout the world and will continue to do so within the next fifty 
years. Philip Jenkins in his book, 77ic Next Christendom, traces the rise of Christianity 
in sub-Saharan Africa as compared with Europe, "Even in terms of formal adherence 
to Christianity, sub-Saharan Africa will already have displaced Europe as the chief 
Christian heartland within a mere quarter-century." Uganda has grown from 5.5 million 
people in 1950 to over 23 million today, and conservative estimates call for 65 million 
by 2050 (43 million of those will be Christian, and Jenkins believes that 50 million 
Christians by mid century is possible). "At that point, there will be more self-describ^ 
Christians in Uganda than in nations like Germany or Britain. By some estimates, ^^ 
Uganda could by that point have more active church members than the four or five 
largest European nations combined." 

Several of our students will have the opportunity to work as volunteers with these 
Ugandan ministries here in the United States next semester and hopefully in Africa 
this coming summer. As you think of Bryan College this year, please pray that God 
will continue to use Bryan students, faculty, and staff in global outreach and evangelism 
for Christ and that the compelling message of the gospel will remain the focal goal of 
all our ministries. 

During this new year, I trust that we will all remember God's gift to us, His Son, 
Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, as our Creator, willingly came to earth to be born of His 
creation, lived a perfect life to give us a glimpse of the Father, and was crucified by 
the hands of His creation to give us access to the Father. God's gift to us, Jesus Christ, 
is our risen Savior, and through Him we can enter into eternal life and know the 
fulfillment of a life lived as God has designed for us since before the world began. 

May God richly bless you and keep you in His care. As always, I invite you to 
return to our beautiful campus and witness all that God is doing here, and do keep 
us constantly in your prayers (Jeremiah. 33:3). 

"But thanks be to God, 
who continually leads us about, 
captives in Christ's triumphant procession, 
and everywhere uses us to reveal and spread abroad 
the fragrance of the knowledge of himself!" 
(II Corinthians 2:14 NiEB) 




Stephen D. Livesay 




"Do all 



look like me?" 

The State of Christendom lecture 
series is designed to help Bryan 
students understand that the 
answer to that question is a 
resounding "No!" While a common 
faith in Jesus Christ unites 
Christians, a number of factors may 
make believers forget that truth. 

Beginning with the continent of 
Africa, The State of Christendom 
lecture series is designed to give 
students a look at the face of 
Christianity in other corners of the 
.lobe. Speakers from Europe, Asia, 
and South America are being 
considered for lectures in the 
coming years. 

Thanks to the generous support 
of Reid Henson, a member of Signal 
Mountain Presbyterian Church in 
the Chattanooga area, the Rev. 
Jackson Senyonga, founder and 
senior pastor of Christian Life 
Church of Kampala, and the Rev. 
Peterson Sozi, founder of the 
Presbyterian Church in Uganda and 
director of the Back to God 
Evangelistic Association, spoke 
about their experiences and 
ministries in Uganda. 

Uganda is a nation of some 25.6 
million persons with an area of 
some 91,137 square miles, slightly 
smaller than Oregon. The 
population is about one-third 
Protestant, a third Roman Catholic, 
16 percent Muslim, and 18 percent 
indigenous beliefs. The nation has 
loved from a time of intense 

;rsecution of Christians during 
the idi Am in regime in the 1970s to 
an era where the Gospel is having 
a significant impact on the life and 
culture of (he nation, ill 



"Alive," "growing," "powerful," are words that describe the church in 
Uganda, a church that survived and grew through bloody persecution, and 
prospered as God responded to prayers of His people there. 

This was the message two Ugandan pastors gave during the first State of 
Christendom Lectures at Bryan in October. Jackson Senyonga, founder and 
senior pastor of Christian Life Church in Kampala, and 
Peterson Sozi, executive director and founder of Back 
to God Evangelistic Association, gave two perspectives 
on Uganda's revival during their lectures. 

Today, the church in Uganda is a vital force in that 
nation's culture, a fact both men attribute to the response 
of God to the prayers of His people. 

"God has transformed the political system," Mr. 
Senyonga said. "There is prayer by our president, in the 
state house, the courts. The crime rate is dropping and 
police are coming to the churches and saying 'thank you.' 
God is over our nation in a good way. It's like we have more angels in the cities 
than demons." 

Uganda was not always like that. When Idi Amin came to power in 1971, 
he instituted a reign of terror, seeking to establish himself as the unchallenged 

Lessons from the 3 rd World Church 

by Lloyd MilligacL. 



The crime rate 

is dropping 

and police 

are coming to 

the churches 

and saying 

'thank you. ' 



We in our modern, self-sufficient society, could we have anything to learn 
from the poverty-stricken Third World? 

At first thought you might say "no." We are more advanced in our housing, 
transportation, food production, education... the list goes on and on. What 
lessons could we possibly learn from the very people our country is trying to 
help with food aid and AIDS programs? 

With our biblical worldview don't we see the world the way God sees it? I'm 
afraid this is an ethnocentric view and the answer to this question is "no." And 
the answer to the question about having something to learn from the Third 
World church is "yes." You see, the problem is we see our biblical worldview 
through the glasses of our culture. The cultural values we embrace color the 





Reid Henson, left, and Dr. 
Stephen bvesay chat wip- 
the Rev. Peterson Sozi 
following Mr. Sozi's State 
of Christendom lecture in 
October. Mr. Henson was 
instrumental in bringing 
Mr. Sozi, as well as the 
Rev. Jackson Senyonga, 
to Bryan for the State of 
Christendom lecture 
series. 



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ruler and, with the financial backing of Muslim countries, to convert 
Uganda to an Islamic state. 

"Idi Amin killed missionaries; others ran for their lives," Pastor 
Senyonga said. "He killed believers, even people like ambassadors. 
The statistics say that at least every family had one 
person killed." 

Pastor Sozi recalled that Christians met in secret 
for fear of the government and its secret police. 
One Sunday, the wife of a secret policeman brought 
their son, who could walk only with crutches, to a 
service without her husband's knowledge. After the 
service, the boy was miraculously healed. "His mother 
had to take him back to his father," he said. "He 
wanted to know what had happened, and when 
she told him, he said, 'Take me there. I want to 
worship God.'" 

The believers still at the home where the service had been held 
saw him coming. "We knew who he was by his haircut - they all had 
their hair cut in a certain manner. He asked, 'Did you do this?' We 
were afraid, so we said, 'No, Jesus did.' He believed and went and 



Statistics 

say that at 

least every 

family had l 

one person 

killed. 



_essons from th e 3'" World Ohi irr,h ( mntinuftd frnm page i) 



way we see the world. These values are so deeply seated 
within us that we don't even realize that they are there. It 
takes some pretty hard soul- and Scripture-searching to 
distinguish between true biblical values and my culturally 
tainted biblical values. 

Let me give you an example. We in America are basically 
time-conscious, hard-working individualists, whereas the 
majority in the Third World would be event-conscious, 
relationship-building communities. Whereas we would 
focus our time on doing things and producing tilings, 
individuals in the Third World would focus on building 
and maintaining relationships for community harmony. 

The question arises, where would Jesus fit in all this? 
There are several instances where Jesus seemed more 
focused on events and stayed extra davs to minister in 



certain places before continuing his journey. And when 
Nicodemus came at night, this did not seem to bother the 
Master. Would we be as free with our time as this? You see, 
for Jesus the events were more important than the schedule. 

I think we would do well to learn some lessons here 
about the importance of people and their souls, versus 
guarding our time, which really isn't ours anyway, and 
keeping to our schedules. Not an easy thing to do when 
our society put:> such a high value on punctuality. 

Unity is another area where we have much to learn from 
a different perspective on the world. 

Recently two pastors from Uganda came to Bryan to ^^ 
share about the revival in that country. In poverty and 
severe persecution the Cliristians of Uganda have cried 
out in desperation to God, and God has answered their 



The Rev. Jackson 

Senyonga delivers his 

talk about the church in 

Uganda to an audience 

in the Rhea County 

Room in October. 












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told his friends what had happened." 

After Amin was deposed, the situation did not improve under the 

new president, Pastor Senyonga said. "In desperation, we said, 'What 

do we do?' We came to the point of saying, 'We don't know what to 
do, but we know the One Who does.' That was the 
beginning of a wonderful transformation story. It 
began with prayer. People began to pray like 
desperate people, like dying people. 

"We were not praying for me, myself, and I, 
not for our needs to be met, but praying for God 
to come deliver our people. We were saying, 'Lord, 
please come back to this nation; bring this nation 
back to you.'" 

Pastor Senyonga said when the people in his 
fellowship realized that God has promised to "give 

the nations for your inheritance" (Psalm 2:8), "we began to pray it 

back to God." 

This led him to realize that effective prayer for a nation involves 

six steps: First, homes need to be covered under the canopy of prayer. 

Second, churches need to be praying regularly. Third, believers in 



We don't 
know what 
to do, but 
we know the 
One who 
does. 




prayers. Are we desperate for God like that? All too often 
I'm afraid the answer is "no." Our education and prosperity 
have left us all too well-equipped to help ourselves out of 
any trouble we find ourselves in. We pull ourselves up by 
our own bootstraps and wonder why God seems so distant. 
Agur the son of Jakeh writes in Proverbs 30:7-9 "O God, I 
beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never 
to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! 
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, 
I may deny you and say, 'Who is the LORD?' And if I am 
too poor, I may steal and thus insult God's holy name." 
^(NLT) 

The Third World has no trouble seeing their need for 
God's help. Even as a missionary in Papua New Guinea, 
it took a long time for me to learn that it is a good thing to 



ask for help. 1 love to help people. But it was hard for me 
to ask for it. When we are stubbornly independent, we rob 
those with the gift of helps from the joy of exercising their 
gift, all because we are too proud to ask. 

Space does not allow me to look at other lessons we 
could learn from the Third World, or to look at these more 
deeply. But if this has gotten you thinking, let me give you 
a resource that deals with this topic. It's a little book called 
Ministering Cross-Cult urnlly by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter 
and Marvin K. Mayers (ISBN: 0-8010-5632-2). May your 
vision be expanded. 

Lloyd Milligan is an instructor in linguistics and missionary- 
in-residence at Bryan College, on loan from Wycliffe Bible 
Translators. 




Bryan student Tiffany 
Manz interviews the 
Rev. Peterson Sozi 
following his lecture. 



communities must gather together to pray, despite their different church 
affiliations. Fourth, communities in cities must unite to pray. Fifth, there 
must be a united, coordinated effort regularly to pray for the nation. Finally, 
there must be prayer for the nations of the earth. 

"Those six levels of prayer have transformed the nation of Uganda," 
he said. "We prayed and God happened to people. I had to go to my church 
and say 'stop bringing your friends.' We had to build a better leadership 
base to follow up with visitors and new believers." As the people prayed, 
the church grew, from an initial group of seven to membership of more 
than 7,000 after just one year. 

Pastor Senyonga said that while God is working in a mighty way, and 
Ugandans are coming to faith in Christ in large numbers, the church there 
needs to expand its work beyond evangelism. He 
said Muslims are establishing schools and colleges 
in an effort to win the minds - and hearts - of the 
people, and Christians must do the same. 
Pastor Sozi, on the other hand, said he has "retired" 
as a pastor and now leads the Back to God Evangelistic 
Association, which operates orphanages, leadership 
training programs, HIV/AIDS awareness programs 
and medical clinics, and provides support to other 
groups wanting further theological training. 

He encouraged students to grow in knowledge of 
God's Word - the light - without sacrificing the 
passion - the fire - for Christ. "We need the light 
and the fire." 
And like Pastor Senyonga, he emphasized that 
transformation of a society "begins on our knees." 
The miracles that the church in Uganda has experienced have come as a 
result of the prayers of God's people. "When we talk about miracles, people 
think we are televangelists," he said. "But God is still kind. He is still the 
great 'I Am.' He does not change." 

God will transform lives, so individuals can be a transforming agent in 
society, Pastor Senyonga said. "I pray you may be a transformation agent. 
The Lord has called all of you to take prayer to the next level in your life. 
You have to do the right thing first. Pay the price through prayer." Ill 



As the people 
prayed, the 
church grew, 
from an initial 
group of 
seven to 
membership 
of more than 
7,000 after 
just one year. 




UGANDA 



Area: 

91,121 sq. mi. 

(slightly smaller 

than Oregon) 

Population: 
25,632,794 (est) 






Life expectancy: 
44.88 years 

Religions: 

Roman Catholic 33% 

Protestant 33% 

Muslim 16% 

indigenous beliefs 18% 

Literacy: 
69.9% 



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Ken Baker Excited About 




CA 



Seeds of the Gospel are 
taking root throughout Africa, and Ken Baker, '76, has 
had a part in this through his ministry with SIM. 
Ken, with his wife, Gwen, are in their sixth term 

Vlh SIM, working as church planters in eastern Niger, 
en also serves as SIM deputy director in the area. 

"During my seminary years I was greatly influenced 
toward ministry in Africa by Tokunboh Adeyemo, 
general secretary of the Association of Evangelicals of 
Africa, who had grown up in SIM-related churches. He 
challenged me (and Steve Strauss, '76, and six other 
fellows), to come to Africa. At the time, SIM was the 
largest mission focused 
exclusively on Africa, so it 
seemed like a good fit." 

Preparation for seminary ^ ^^ 

and ministry came as he earned 
a history degree at Bryan. "By 
far, the most significant aspect 
of preparation was the impact 
certain professors had on my 
life," Ken said. "Bob Andrews, 
Bob Spoede, and Gary Phillips 
were excellent mentors, and they continue to be very 
special friends and supporters in our lives and ministry. 
Their godly example and encouragement left a life-long 
impression." 

^^ Ken and Gwen met during their first term, in Liberia. 
Riey were on church-planting teams, Ken in the capital 
Monrovia and Gwen in the interior. "I was invited to 
teach at a Bible conference in her region, and the rest is 




history," he said. "History" now 
includes David, 17; Michelle, 15; and 
Catherine, 13. 

After service in Liberia, the family 
moved to Ivory Coast, and most recently 
to Niger, primarily in church planting. All along, 
Ken has had a continuing ministry of pastoring and 
encouraging their SIM colleagues. He also has served 
in administrative roles, including service as the West 
African representative for SEvl's International Advisory 
Council. 

Over the years, the Bakers have seen fundamentalism 
and radicalism growing, together with the influence of 
Islamic sects. Along with those have come the fear and 
reality of persecution for believers, not to mention the 
daily challenge of living in a harsh climate where physical 
and spiritual needs are abundant. 

While there are challenges, they are encouraged by 
national believers involved in outreach as never before, 

and in the "tremendous 

witness Christian family life 

has in the culture." Leadership 

in the national church also is 

developing and strengthening 

in exciting ways, he said. 

Ken said he has come to 
realize that "the center of 
gravity in global Christianity 
has moved south and east" 
from the United States, a fact 
most North American Christians have not grasped. 
"Instead, American Christians largely retain the 
perception that they are the world's benefactor, politically 
and spiritually. We Americans tend to prefer the 
teacher/giver role over the learner /receiver role. Those 
Christians who have endured so much for their faith 
have so much to teach us about perseverance in suffering 
for Christ." fM 




Members of the Lady Lions' basketball team include, 
from left, seated, Abigail Snead, Jessica Colvin, 
Stephanie Huttenhoff, Kate Stnmk, Liz Bass, Sarah 
Bass, and Valerie Huttenhoff. Standing are Assl. 
Coach Corey Mullins, Talor Armstrong, Lacey 
Swanson, Brittany Swanson, Anna Rusch, Katie 
Wliite, and Coach Matt Bollant. 



LADY LIONS AIMING HIGH 

Last season's 29-9 record will be just 
a warm-up for the Lady Lions if Coach Matt 
Bollant's pre-season expectations are met. 
tS%'*' ^?'\ L *V^' rhe Lady Lions, who advanced to 

J5- the NCCAA national tournament, return 

the top eight players from last year and have 
added two outstanding freshmen. One of 
those, Brittany Swanson, "has a realistic 
chance of being an all-conference player," 
Coach Bollant said. 

"I expect the team to be better this 
year in every aspect of the game," the coach 
said. "Our understanding of the game is 
good. We have intelligent players who 
understand the game and what I want." 

Heading the returning cast is last year's conference Player of the Year, Liz Bass. 
Her sister, Sarah, "is the best defensive player, probably the best all-around player 
in the conference. Katie Wliite can score inside and out." 

Stephanie and Valerie Huttenhoff, Kate Strunk, and Talor Armstrong will provide 
strong support, bolstered by freshman Jessica Colvin and, after volleyball and soccer 
seasons end, by Anna Rusch and Abigail Snead. 

"I think shooting is our biggest strength. In our first game we shot 57 percent 
against a pretty good defensive team," the coach said. "I think we can get better on 
defense. Last year we scored 80 points per game and had one of the best defenses 
in the conference. But to be a championship team, we have to be better on defense." 
"Winning the conference championship comes down to winning close games. 
Last year we lost two close gamest to Wesleyan. If we had won either of them we 
would have won the conference," he said. 



NEDDO BIDS "ADIEU" TO BRYAN 



Lady Lions Basketball Schedule 


11/3 


Cumberland (TN) HOME 


11/7 


Bluefieid 


H 


11/13 


TN Temple 


Aw. 
A^ 


11/18 


Covenant 


11/22 


UVA-Wise 


H 


11/25 


Southern Poly Tech 


A 


12/2 


Union (KY) 


A 


12/4 


TN Temple 


H 


12/6 


Milligan 


H 


12/9 


Lee 


A 


12/11 


TN Wesleyan 


H 


12/13 


Alice Lloyd 


A 


1/3 


Flagler 


A 


1/5 


Brewton Parker 


A 


1/9 


Bluefieid 


A 


1/10 


UVA-Wise 


A 


1/13 


VA Intermont 


A 


1/16 


Brevard 


H 


1/22 


King 


H 


1/24 


Milligan 


A 


1/27 


Covenant 


H 


1/31 


Alice Lloyd 


H 


2/3 


Cumberland (TN) 


A 


2/6 


Brevard 


A 


2/7 


Montreat 


A 


2/10 


King 


A 


2/12 


TN Wesleyan 


A 


2/14 


VA Intermont 


H 


2/17 


Union 


H 


2/21 


Montreat 


H 


2/25-28 AAC Tourney, Bristol, T\ 




Bryan women's soccer Coach Marc Neddo, 
'92, has announced his resignation effecrh e 
at the end of the fall 
semester to begin 
work in a camping 
ministry in Europe. 

Coach Neddo 
started the women's 

soccer program at Bryan, taking it from a club 
sport in 1994 to a varsity team in 1996. In his 
eight years he compiled a 53-75-4 record and 
his team earned 3 trips to the NCCAA national tournament. 

Athletic Director Sandy Zensen said, "Marc played for me as 
my starting keeper in 1990-'91. He was a great keeper and a great 
coach. He has taken the women's program and done a great job 
with it. He's well-respected in the conference. I'm going to miss 
him." 

Mr. Neddo will begin work with Greater Europe Mission's 
Camp of the Peaks in the French Alps. He will assist the program 
director with planning camps, then rim the camp sessions. "I've 
been working there in the summers since 1998, and they've asked 
me for a long time to do this," Mr. Neddo said. "I said all along it 
was a good idea, but not a 'God idea,' but now it's a God idea. I'm 
taking a step of faith; there are a lot of unanswered questions, but 
I'm confident this is the right thing to do at this point in my life." 
He said he has enjoyed his time coaching. "The fulfilling part 
in being the first coach is having a hand in building the program 
and seeing how far they have come. We are competitive, getting 
recognition, and being respected by other teams in the conference." 



BRYAN COLLEGE $ 



MEN'S SOCCER TEAM FINISHES 

Pride in accomplishment overcame disappointme 
championship match as the Lions' soccer team finishe 
record, the best in memory- 
Coach Sandy Zensen said the team's 18-3 record. . 
NAIA, made this year better than expected. "The teac 
and as the season wore on, they began to believe 
the coach said. "Plus, we had depth." Those factors a 
streak. 

The Lions lost only to Virginia Intermont and Ten: 
season, but came back and avenged the loss to Weseh 

"Two games stand out," Coach Zensen said. "Cov 
our field, and the tournament game with Intermont. V 
did. After losing to them during the regular season, we 

While he praised the team for its accomplishment, I 
captains Josh Ray and Russell Courtney, togetri 
Marshall. "They provided leadership, stability, Imcl e\ 

Freshman Corey Remillard, "a very mature playe; 
competitor. He played about every position on the fie 

And keeper Jonathan Sutton ended the season wil 
including seven shutouts. "He came up with big save 



2004 Men's Basketball Schedule 



11/4 


Atlanta Christian 


Away 


1/7 


Bluefield* 


HOME 


1/14 


Asbury 


A 


Wl/15 


Malone 


A 


11/18 


Covenant* 


A 


11/22 


UVA-Wise* 


H 


11/25 


Samford Univ. 


A 


12/2 


Union* 


A 


2/4 


TN Temple Univ. 


H 


12/6 


Milligan* 


H 


12/11 


TN Wesleyan* 


H 


12/13 


Alice Lloyd* 


A 


1/5 


Columbia Union 


A 


1/6 


Nyack 


A 


1/9 


Bluefield* 


A 


1/10 


UVA-Wise* 


A 


1/13 


VA Intermont* 


A 


1/16 


Brevard* 


H 


1/22 


King* 


H 


1/24 


Milligan* 


A 


1/27 


Covenant* 


H 


1/29 


TN Temple Univ. 


A 


1/31 


Alice Lloyd* 


H 


2/3 


Oakwood 


A 


2/6 


Brevard* 


A 


2/7 


Montreat* 


A 


2/10 


King* 


A 


2/12 


TN Wesleyan* 


A 


2/14 


VA Intermont* 


H 


2/17 


Union* 


H 


2/21 


Montreat* 


H 



C Denotes Appalachian Athletic 
Conference game 
AAC Tournament February 25 - 28 

iPORTS 






t for a loss in the tournament 
their 2003 season with an 18-3 

iwluding a top-20 ranking in the 

as tight. Relations were strong, 
[mselves. Their confidence grew," 
nrributed to a 15-game winning 

essee Wesleyan during the regular 
in during the tournament, 
riant, because we beat our rival on 
fe had something to prove, and we 
ed we could play at mat level." 
E had special recognition for senior 
-s- 4. , s Henry Barrios and Jamal 
wnmce," he said. 
I r his age (a freshman), is a great 
i" 

ti a .82 goals-against average, 
throughout the year." 




Members of the Lions' basketball team include, from left, 
seated, lames Williams, Chris Travis, Dillon McElroy, 
Coach Morris Michalski. Jim Hanson, Gabe Johnscm, and 
Jordan Musselman. Standing arc Asst. Coach Tern/ Hill, 
Brandon Ovitt, Troy Bradley, Tyler Cooke, Gabe Greener, 
Michael Stone. Matt Graziano, ]oe Graziano, \onalhan 
Little, and Ryan Perkins. 



LIONS BASKETBALL 

A young Lions basketball team will 
take on the challenge of improving on 
last year's 13-19 record and making 
Bryan a force to be reckoned with in the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference this 
season, Coach Morris Michalski believes. 

While the team is young - only three 
seniors, and only one of them is playing 
his fourth year of college basketball - 
the coach said there is potential for 
achievement. "There's enough promise 
to make me think that later on we could 
be good, but it will be challenging for 
us to persist and grow. The season 
opener against Bluefield exposed some 
things that exposed our youth, but we 
looked a little commanding and disciplined against Atlanta Christian in our second 
game," he said. 

Coach Michalski is looking to seniors Chris Travis, Iris only four-year player; 
Dillon McElroy, one of two team members playing a third season; and'jim Hanson, 
playing his second semester of college ball, to provide leadership to the young 
team, which includes 10 new players. He expects Michael Stone, a junior, to play 
a strong role, along with sophomore Jonathan Little, who had "an outstanding 
preseason," 

He also is excited about Gabe Johnson, a sophomore transfer, who will become 
eligible next semester. "He is so tenacious, solid, and potent at both ends of the 
floor," the coach said. "I expect him to be an ail-conference player before he's done." 
Dillon McElroy has all-conference potential as well, he added. "Unquestionably, 
he is the best shooter in our league." 

Coach Michalski is concerned about the health of his squad since five players 
are recovering from off-season or early-season injuries. "We will have a good year 
if we stay healthy and be patient through the growth process. We can't let the initial 
growing pains take away from our pursuit of excellence." 

He expects Bluefield, King, Tennessee Wesleyan, and University of Virginia- 
Wise to be the teams to beat in the conference, but he's counting on his team to 
make a strong showing as they gain experience. 



WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FINISHES 7-6 

A lot of heart and high intensity helped propel the Lady Lions' soccer team to 
a 7-6 regular-season record, to the NCCAA regional championship, and to the national 
tournament for the third year in a row. 

Coach Marc Neddo said the team's accomplishment came despite having more 
than half the players new to the squad. "I knew going in with over 50 percent new 
players that it would not be an easy season as far as maintaining the level we had 
achieved. But the girls worked hard to be successful, and I think they succeeded." 

They succeeded to the point of being listed in the Top 10 of the NCCAA all 
season, and finished the regular season ranked No. 8 nationally and first in the 
Mideast Region. 

"One goal was to beat a team we haven't beaten," the coach said, "and we did 
that. We came from behind to beat King 3-2." They also tied AAC powerhouse 
Virginia Intermont, and lost a second meeting with VI in double overtime. "To do 
that, the girls have to be playing up to their ability," the coach said. 

Another highlight was a 7-3 victory over traditional NAIA power Belhaven. 
"That was a benchmark of what we can do if we make up with intensity and heart 
what we lack in skill and experience," he said. 

Coach Neddo had special praise for forwards Abigail Snead, who led the AAC 
in points at the end of the regular season and led the NCCAA nationally, and Renee 
Delmotte, "a dangerous player, skilled on the ball and a good outside shot." Renee 
was seventh in the NCCAA nationally in assists." 

He called Aubre Mjohlus "our engine in the midfield. She provided a lot of 
energy." Michelle Unsicker anchored the defense, and keeper Heather Couch "had 
a very commendable freshman season." 

Anna Hanger moved from forward to defense to cover needs there. "She is a 
dependable player who always gives her best." And Kat Hogan, another freshman, 
saw action all over the field. "Wherever I put her, she strengthened the field." 



COURTNEY NCCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR 

Bryan senior defender Russell Courtney was named the 2003 National Christian College 
Athletic Association (NCCAA) Men's Soccer Player of the Year and received the 2003 NCCAA 
Kyle Rote, Jr. Award. 

Serving as team captain and anchoring the Lion defense, Courtney also earned a nomination 
for NCCAA All- American honors. Coach Sandy Zensen said, "Persevering with the heart of a 
lion is how we all see Russell, not only on the soccer field but on campus. He leads by example 
whether he is with his team or within a small group Bible study." 

Overcoming a broken back and a broken leg throughout his career has only strengthened 
his resolve to excel in all areas of life. "Russell Courtney best represents the spirit of the NCCAA. 
He is a fine young man, a man of character who will continue to be an asset to the Kingdom of 

God and the cause of Jesus Christ. He is an outstanding athlete and, most important, a great human being who God will 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ use to reach the next generation," added Zensen. 

LION ROYALTY CROWNED 




Russell Courtney and 
Coach Sandy Zensen 




Amanda Immel, a senior 
history major, was crowned 
homecoming queen, and 
Tim Opelt, a senior 
mathematics/computer 
science and church music 
major, was crowned king 
during Bryan's homecoming 
festivities Oct. 4. Hundreds 
of alumni returned to 
campus for the weekend 
which began with Dr. 
Livesay's inauguration as 
Bryan's seventh president 
on Oct. 3, and culminated 
with an alumni worship 
service on Oct. 5. 



VOLLEYBALL TEAM 3RD IN 
CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT 

A strong tournament effort capped the volleyball team's 
season as the Lady Lions finished third after upsetting Brevard 
and University of Virginia-Wise along the way. 

"It was a good tournament for us," Coach Jerri Morgan 
said. "The girls played well. It was good to come together and 
have a good finish." The team finished fifth in the regular season 
standings, and, including tournament play, were 16-15 overall 
and 13-10 in the conference. 

Coach Morgan said she was excited with the way the team 
started the season, building on last year's 17-7 record. "We had 
a lot of new people come in or change positions this year, so I 
thought we would have to start over with a lot of things. It 
was exciting to see a strong start, and that kept my expectations 
high though the season. It shows how hard they worked to get 
there. 

The coach had particular praise for seniors Anna Rusch 
and Alissa Stoneberger, and junior Randi Mellon. Anna "really 
stepped up for us," she said. She led the team in kills and blocks. 
Randi "ran the offense with her setting." Alissa "was a strong 
outside hitter for us. She switched to that position this year." 



FALL SPORTS HONORS 

A number of Bryan athletes have received honors for 
their performance on the field or court this fall. They 
include: 

MEN'S SOCCER: 

Josh Ray, First Team All-AAC; Russell Courtney and 
Jamal Marshall, Second Team All-AAC; Dan 
Harvey and Corey Remillard, Third Team All- 
AAC. 

Henry Barrios, Craig Biddy, Tim Franklin, Dan 
Harvey, Jordan Mattheiss, and Mark Ramsey, 
Academic All-Conference Team. 

Dr. Sandy Zensen was named AAC and NCCAA 
Mid-East Region Coach of the Year, and the team 
received the AAC Champions of Character Team 
Award. 

Russell Courtney, Jamal Marshall and Josh Ray were 
named to the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region Team. 

WOMEN'S SOCCER: 

Abigail Snead, First Team All- AAC; Aubre Mjolhus, 
Second Team AU-ACC; Michelle Unsicker and 
Heather Couch, Third Team All-AAC. 

Anna Hanger, Jessica Hogan, Aubre Mjolhus, and 
Daven Petitte were named to the Academic All- 
Conference Team. 

The team received the AAC Champions of Character 
Team Award. 

Heather Couch, Renee Delmotte, Anna Hanger, 
Aubre Mjolhus, Abigail Snead, and Michelle 
Unsicker were named to the NCCAA Mid-East 
All-Region Team. 

Mr. Marc Neddo was named the NCCAA Mid-East 
Region Coach of the Year. 

VOLLEYBALL: 

Anna Rusch and Randi Mellon were named to the 

All Conference and the All Tournament teams. . 

Abby Humphrey was named to the All Freshman 

team in the A AC. 
Anna Rusch, Rebecca Rusch, Randi Mellon, Melissa 

Conner, and Christine Pratt were named All 

Conference Scholar Athletes. 






Lion 
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Winter 2003 



30: 



ED, '39, and JOYCE (HIRSCHY), 
40, DEROSSET celebrated their 
o2nd wedding anniversary in 
August. Their son, Ed, was installed 

interim president of Union 
Allege in Barbourville, Ky., later 
that month. 



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ERNIE, '52, and LOIS 
(CARTWRIGHT), '54x, LEE spent 
! month in the Solomon Islands in 
a te 2002 when Ernie received the 
Cross of the Solomon Islands from 
the governor general. While there, 
they attended the 25th anniversary 
celebration of the Solomon Islands 
Translation Advisory Group. Work 
continues in the States on translation 
i the Koru Old Testament, but the 
effort has been slowed by financial 
constraints that have limited the 
salary for their Koru assistant. 

Roger and NAOMI 
(HILDEBRAND), '55, WALKWITZ 
attended a conference of the Asia 
Pacific Messianic Fellowship in 
Baguio City, Philippines, in June, 
with more than 150 attending from 
the Philippines, Indonesia, and 
Japan. On the last day of the 
1 1 inference the ambassador from 
el attended a special cultural 
^^sentation of how people from the 
BIBAK region received the Bible. At 
the ambassador's invitation, Roger 
and Naomi attended Israel's 55th 
Independence Day celebration in 
MakatiCity. 




Roger Wnlhifitz with 
Menorah banners 



Ted and SHIRLEY (SMILEY), '57, 
KLINGSMITH live in Denver, 
Colo., where they celebrated a family 
reunion with their five children and 
18 grandchildren last summer. They 
were anticipating a Smiley family 
reunion this summer. 

Garv and ALICE 
(TOBELMANN), '59, FREDRICKS 
participated in a Campus Crusade 
conference in the Rocky Mountains 
in July, ministering to Crusade staff 
from overseas assignments. Gary 
was the Bible teacher for the 
conference, and he and Alice helped 
"debrief" international staff on their 
return to the States. 




WAYNE FUNDERBURG, '60, is 
in the process of retiring as a new 
state director of Child Evangelism 
Fellowship assumes responsibilities 
in Michigan. Wayne said he plans 
to spend time catching up on 
household work, and hopes to 
attend homecoming next October. 
He and his wife, Gay, plan to enjoy 
getting to know their newest grand- 
daughter who was born in Mav. 

SYLVIA (TOLIVER), '67, 
MACNEILL recently earned 
certification as a Specialist in Blood 
Banking (SBB) from the American 
Society for Clinical Pathology Board 
of Registry. The SBB designation is 
a highly respected indicator of 
expertise in immunohematology 
and blood banking. Sylvia has 
worked in the field of medical 
technology since completing 
medical technology school in 1968. 
Since 1996, she has been a reference 
technologist for the American Red 
Cross in Columbia, S.C., where she 
and her husband, Daniel, live. 




Os 



teachers from Rhea County who 
attended the Tennessee Education 
Association's annual summer 
leadership conference in July. June 
is a teacher at Rhea Central 
Elementary School in Dayton. 

John and JOYCE (BUICE), 70x, 
LARRABEE report from 
Urucurituba, Brazil, that Joyce's 
health is improving after a change 
in medications this summer. She had 
a strong allergic reaction to several 
things in the tropics that went 
undiagnosed for several months. 
Recently they were able to buy a 
100-acre tract in the New Hope 
community, where they have begun 
construction of a church. 

LINDA BURNETT, 73, has taken 
a leave of absence from active service 
with UFM International and is 
seeking a position as a teacher in 
Florida. After serving in New 
Mexico, Hawaii, the Philippines, and 
China, she plans to spend the next 
part of her life at her new home in 
Hudson, Fla. 

STEVE, '79, and Dorris 
STEVENSON, missionaries with 
SEND International, have traveled 
from Hong Kong to the U.S. to Spain 
to the Czech Republic and more this 
year as they attend to the work of 
their ministry. Their trips to the 
States included attending a SEND 
conference and to spend Mother's 
Day with their daughter, Melody, 
and to visit Steve's mother. 

Dave and JAN (WIGGERS), '79, 
BOTH WELL traveled to Indonesia 
to represent J AARS at a conference 
in June. It was the first time in eight 
years for Jan to visit Indonesia. In 
May, their daughter, Jaimee, 
graduated from college. Their son, 
Justin, is a sophomore in college. 
Dave serves as senior vice president 
of international services for J AARS. 




DAVID TROMANHAUSER, '80, 
recently moved back to Dayton with 
his two sons, Josh, 16, and Daniel, 
11. He is working for DAVID 
SNYDER, '87, at VOLstate Internet. 
David is coaching Daniel's soccer 
team and "trying to stay ahead of 
the boys on the golf course." 




Daniel, David, ami josh Tromanliauser 



TOM BRANSON, '80, and his 
son, DAVID, '03, spent July in 
Kenya, Tom teaching Greek to 
national pastors and David repairing 
automobiles. Their experience was 
so positive that they're planning to 
return next July, taking more people 
to help remodel an orphanage and 
do more mechanic work. 

JAMES, '81, and KAREN 
(CROWDER), '80, ASHLEY 
returned to the States in July from 
the Solomon Islands where they 
serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators 
to begin a year of furlough. They 
arrived in time to help celebrate 
James' parents' 50th wedding 
anniversary. Then, on Oct. 18, their 
son KENT/03, and Natalie 
McDonald, a senior at Bryan, were 
married in her home town of 
Prestonsburg, Ky. James and Karen, 
with their daughter, Susan, will be 
headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, 
near Dallas. 

ALEC, '83, and TAMMY 
(GRAHAM), '84x, HARRISON 
celebrated the graduation of their 
daughter, Natasha, from high school 
this spring, before they returned to 
Brazil, where they serve with 
Wycliffe Bible Translators. 



jaimee, Jan, Dave, and Justin Botlmvll 




JUNE (CROSBIE), '70, 
POINSETT was one of three 



Jeff and MARTHA (THOMAS), 
'80, DINGUS report 15 young 
people accepted Christ as Savior 
during camp this summer. 
Following the camp season, their 
family was treated to a trip to 
Yellowstone National Park, where 
they stayed for a week before their 
daughter, Sarah, enrolled at Bryan. 



Alec and Tammy Harrison, Yvonne, 
Jessica, Andrew, and Natasha 



ANDY, '83, and CAROL 
(PERS1ANI), '85, PATTON and 
their six children were planning to 
leave their home in Crownsville, 
Md., for Iquitos, Peru, where Andy 
will direct construction and initial 



operation of the Memorial Sports 
Complex for the Association of 
Baptists for World Evangelism. The 
center, being developed in memory 
of missionaries killed when their 
plane was shot down in 2001, will 
be used as an evangelistic and 
church support tool in Iquitos. 




Andy ami Giro/ Patlon, Kalie, Linda, 
Emily, Kate, Charlie, and Allison 

DICK HART, '83, has agreed to 
serve as the SIM ministry 
coordinator in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 
overseeing the ministries of about 
25 missionaries. His responsibilities 
include evaluating ministries, 
communication with missionaries 
and national church leaders, and 
travel details for SIM missionaries. 

Pete and MARY ELLEN 
(LILLEY), '83, KLUCK are settled 
in Lutz, Fla., during their furlough 
from service in Cameroon with 
Wycliffe. They will be missionaries- 
in-residence at their home church in 
Tampa and work as area 
representatives for Wycliffe. They 
plan to return to Cameroon next 
summer. 

Brad and KATHY (DALLINGA), 
'84, KOENIG and their family have 
relocated from Cameroon to 
Hopkinsville, Ky., where they are 
considering God's direction for their 
ministry. 

Six members of the Class of 1985 
held their own reunion in June in 
San Antonio, Texas. Pictured, from 
left, front, are SUSAN 
(GOLDMANN) NOFZINGER of 
Dublin, Ohio, and SARA 
(BENEDICT) STUART of Kansas 
City, Mo. Back are PRISCILLA 
(COLLINS) THACHER of Midland, 
Texas; LORI (BOLES) GARTNER 
of Shrewsbury, Pa.; KIM (SEXTON) 
CORBETT of Palmetto, Fla.; and 
JULIE (LILLEY) SHEPARD of 
Lapeer, Mich. 




BOB, '86, and AMY 
(BECKHAM), '87, HAY have 
returned from their service in Japan 
with SEND International. They are 
praying for direction from the Lord 
for their next steps in ministry. 
During the fall and early winter they 
are planning an extensive trip to 
visit friends and supporters 
throughout the eastern United 
States. 

Tim and BETH (BRANSON), '87, 
WOOD have returned to the United 
States for furlough from their service 
with Africa Inland Mission in 
Mozambique. They plan to be 
headquartered in Arlington Heights, 
111., until Mav 2004. 

ANDY and KAY (POWELL) 
BRUNER, both '88, have moved to 
Dallas, Texas, where they are hoping 
to complete translation of the New 
Testament for the Arosi people of 
the Solomon Islands. They expect to 
spend the next two years completing 
the project and preparing for their 
next assignment with Wycliffe Bible 
Translators. 



(PINDER) PRIEST, both '92, live in 
Louisville, Ky., where Lenore works 
in the medical records department 
for a medical practice, and Charles 
works as an instrumental music 
consultant for the Kentucky Baptist 
Convention. He is a pre-doctoral 
student in music at the Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. Their 
daughter, Katie, is in kindergarten. 

TIM, '92, and JODI (ROUSE), 
'93, WEHSE announce the birth of 
their son, T.J., on Dec. 8, 2002. T.J. 
joins his sister, Celena, 4. The Wehse 
family lives in Las Vegas, Nev., 
where Tim is associate pastor of 
Grace Evangelical Free Church and 
Jodi is a homemaker. 




Eric and JENNIFER (JONES), '90, 
DIAZ announce the birth of their 
son, Luke Andres, on Aug. 8. Luke 
weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 21 
1 /2 inches long. The Diaz family 
lives in Davie, Fla. 
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Luke Diaz 



Jim and BETH (HORNISH), '90, 
ALMACK, spent much of their 
summer visiting family and friends 
and participating in TEAM'S 
orientation week as they prepare for 
ministry in Spain. A highlight was 
a trip to Barbados with Jim's sister 
and her husband. 

GREG and CHRISSY 
(CAMPBELL) BARKMAN, both 
'91, have finished their first weeks 
of training at the JAARS Center in 
Waxhaw, N.C., as they prepare for 
missionary sendee in Papua New 
Guinna. 

KEVIN, '91, and KARLA 
(TRAMMELL), '93, BOOT left the 
States in October for Curitiba, Brazil, 
where they will be ministering with 
Crossover Communications 
International. 

CHARLES and LENORE 





SARAH (KINEY), '93, gave birth to 
their third child, Patrick Daniel, on 
Aug. 24. Patrick weighed 7 lbs., 14 
oz., and was 21 inches long. Patrick 
joins brother Malcolm, 4, and sister 
Madeline, 2. Tim is associate pas! 
of First Presbyterian Church in s^. 
Weaverville, N.C., serving with 
senior pastor BRUCE K. LAX, '80. 




Members qfCharbe Company t'ln 08th 

Engineer Battalion are \>h Hired with a 

banner signed by Bryan students to 

encourage members of the armed forces 

luring the war in Iraq. 



T./. Wehse 

Jarrel and ANNETTE (STONE), 
'93, WATT announce the birth of 
their first child, Jenna Faith, on July 
24. Jenna weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and 
was 20 1 /2 inches long. Annette is 
an assistant high school choir 
director in Arlington, Texas, and she 
and Jarrel are active in the music 
ministry of their church. 

DAVID and MEREDITH (LISS) 
TILLY, both '93, have completed 
orientation school in preparation for 
their sendee with Africa Inland 
Mission at Rift Valley Academy in 
Kenya. Their training covered a 
range of topics from personality 
theory and conflict management to 
how Africans survive day-to-dav. 

Rodney and ANNETTE 
(STEELE), '94, MILLER announce 
the birth of their second daughter, 
Hanna Faith, on June 28. The Miller 
family now lives in North 
Lauderdale, Fla., where Rodney is 
pastor of youth and family 
ministries at their church. 




Malcolm, Madeluu 



Faru 



RACHEL (SNYDER), '96, and 
Wade ORTEGO are planning to join 
Adventures in Missions as leaders 
of their "First Year Missionary'' 
program in Philadelphia, Pa., in 
December. They will be living wi 
and discipling 18- to 25-year-olds^^ 
the inner city, training them to be 
missionaries. For the past four years, 
they have lived in Butler, Pa., where 
Wade has been pastor of student 
and community ministries and 
Rachel has helped lead worship. 
They also rejoice in the birth of their 
first child, Matthew, on Nov. 10, 
2002. 

MATT, '96, and Cathy JONES 
announce the birth of Hannah Renee 
on Sept. 3. Hannah weighed 8 lbs., 
11 oz., and was 21 inches long. The 
Jones family lives in Arlington, 
Texas. 




Charts and Hanna Miller 



TIM FARY, '95, returned home in 
August from deployment with the 
478th Combat Engineering Battalion 
to Iraq and Kuwait. Tim, a chaplain 
and first lieutenant, sened the 478th 
as battalion chaplain during the 
battalion's deployment. Three weeks 
after returning home, his wife, 



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Hannah lones 



MICHAEL and AMY (FLO^ 
TERRELL, both '96, announce I 
birth of their daughter, Hannah 
Rose, on May 23. Hannah weighed 
8 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 1 /2 inches 
long. She joins big brother Ethan, 3. 
In June, KRISTY (GEORGE) 
FORD, '94, and her son, Zachary, 



visited the Terrells at their home in 
Biloxi, Miss. 




Zachary Ford and Ethan Terrell 

RICKY and HILARY (DAVIS) 
SMITH, both '96, announce the birth 
of their daughter, Tennyson Kyle 
Mnith, on Oct. 3. She weighed 7 lbs., 
2 ozs., and was 20 in. long. 

KRISTY (DILLER), '97, and Jeff 
WOLFE announce the birth of their 
second daughter, Kami Rachel, on June 
y>. Kami weighed 8 lbs, 15 oz. She 

mhs sister Deanna and brother Jared. 
I DANIEL and MISCHA (GANN) 
%DOT, both '97, announce the birth 

if their son, Josiah Daniel, on Sept. 
22, Josiah was 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 
20 1/2 inches long. The Boot family 
lives in Lawrenceville, Ga. 

DANIEL BEERY, '97x, won the 

men's pair with coxswain" division 

<r (he world championship in 
rowing in August. Dan got into 
rowing in 1997, was cut from his 

ESt attempt to qualify for the U.S. 
national team, then lost competitions 

• advance to world meets in 1998, 
1999 (twice), 2000, and 2001. His 
-i\th attempt, in 2002, resulted in a 
second-place finish before his gold- 
medal performance in 2003. "The 
most significant part of this 
accomplishment is not a gold 
medal," Dan said. "The significant 
part is that 1 never gave up. Just like 
Coach Michalski used to say, 'Never 
underestimate the heart of a Lion.'" 
Brandon and AMANDA (HICKS), 
'98, PARIS announce the birth of their 
first child, Clarity Elizabeth, on July 
9, Clarity weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz., and 
was 20 1/2 inches long. The Paris 
family lives in East Ridge, Tenn. 




TRAVIS and ELIZABETH 
(OLSEN) SMITH, both '98x, 
announce the birth of their son 
Jackson Travis. Jackson was born 
Sept. 28, and weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., 
and was 19 1/2 inches long. The 
Smith family lives in Pikeville, Tenn. 

RACHEL (CRUMPLER), '98, and 
Brad WILLIAMS announce the 
birth of their son, Jacob Marion, on 
Aug. 28. Jacob weighed 10 lbs., 2 oz. 
The Williams family lives in Dothan, 
Ala. 

BRYAN PRUDHOMME, '99, and 
Sandra Lowery were married Sept. 
5 in Johnson City, Tenn. Both Bryan 
and Sandra are fourth-year medical 
students at James H. Quillen College 
of Medicine in Johnson City. 



Kevin BRYAN announce the birth 
of their first child, Alexis Lauren, on 
Aug. 22. She was 6 lbs., 10 oz., and 

19 1/2 inches long. 




AMANDA NOVAK, '00x, and 
Michael Dodson were married June 
21, in Oak Lawn, 111. MICHELLE 
RICH, '00, was a bridesmaid. 
Amanda and Michael live in 
Bridgeview, 111. Michael is manager 
at a glass repair company and 
Amanda sells auto insurance. 




Michael and Amanda Dodson with 
Michelle Rich, front 

MATT, '00, and LAURIE 
(BLANTON), '99, PIERCE are 
beginning a three-year assignment 
in Iran with the Mennonite Central 
Committee's Iran Student Exchange 
program. The Mennonite Central 
Committee is the service, 
development, and relief agency of 
North American Mennonite and 
Brethren in Christ churches. 

TRAVIS, '01, and Canaan 
STEVENS announce the birth of 
their son, Riley Sturdivant, on Sept. 
12, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Riley 
weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20 
inches long. Travis directs the 
Worldview Team at Bryan. 





Alexis Bryan 



ARMANDO, '01, and 
SHANNON (THEOBALD), '01x, 
DURANTE announce the birth of 
their first son, Ethan Xavier, on July 
3. Ethan was five weeks premature 
and spent the first two weeks of his 
life in the neonatal intensive care 
unit. He is home and doing well. 
Armando is director for an audio- 
visual company, and Shannon is a 
stay-at-home mom in San Antonio, 
Texas. 




Ethan Durante 

JALENA CRUSE, '01, and Aaron 
Howard were married Oct. 11, in 
Dayton, Tenn. The Howards live in 
Dayton, where Jalena works in the 
Summit office at Bryan and Aaron 
is a sales consultant for Charlie 
Rogers Ford. 

BRYON ROSSI, '01, and 
JOANNA STONE, '02, were 
married Sept 20, in Greeneville, 
Tenn. Joanna is special events 
coordinator for the Bryan 
Admissions office, and Bryon is 
lead singer and bass guitarist for the 
band "Huddle." 

ROBIN WEDEKIND, '01, and 
Dean Sarigumba were married Nov. 
15, in Clearwater, Fla. Robin and 
Dean live in Clearwater where she 
is developing her own massage 
therapy business and he is working 
as a senior financial analyst at HSN. 



Clarity Paris 



ROBIN (HARROW), '01, and 




KRISTI LESTMANN, '02, and 
Adam Dyer were married Oct. 11, 
at Fort Bluff Camp on Dayton 
Mountain. Kristi is a daughter of 
DR. PHIL and DARLENE 
LESTMANN, both '03H, and the 
sister of KERI-LYNN PAULSON, 
'00, and Katie and Kalani Lestmann, 
current students. Kristi is a teacher 
at Graysville Elementary, and Adam 
is a computer technician for the Rhea 
County Department of Education. 

With The Lord 

WILLIAM F. KERR, '39, of 
Rosalia, Wash., died Feb. 20. He is 
survived bv his wife, Ruth. 

The Rev.'HERBERT L. SHAY, '43, 
of Jamestown, N.Y., died Sept. 7. He 
is survived by his wife, Carol, and 
two sons. 

JOHN LACEY, '52, died Feb. 4. 
He is survived by his wife, Charlene, 
in Stevensville, Mont. 

JOANNE (PHILLIPS), '58, FORD 
died Feb. 4. She is survived by her 
husband, Lynn Ford, in Anaheim, 
Calif. 

WESLEY HATCH, '64x, died 
Aug. 15, after a battle with 
melanoma. Wes had lived in St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

DENNIS L. WILKINS, '64, of 
Hickory Corners, Mich., died Aug. 
6, after a 10-year struggle with 
cancer. He retired in January as chief 
of police of Ross Township after 
serving 25 1/2 years. He is survived 
bv his wife, MARY (ALDRICH), 
'63, WILKINS and three children. 

Betty W. Geisemann, retired 
chemistry professor, died Sept. 11. 
She is survived by her husband, Jim, 
who also taught at Bryan, five 
children, and 11 grandchildren. 



Robin and Dean Sarigumba 



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Bryan College 

P.O. Box 7000 

Dayton, TN 37321 

or email: 
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the willingness of 
the professors to 
guide me and 
teach me how to 
think, not what to 
think. 



r 

j Dr. Livesay, Jim Barth '57, and I, along 
J with other members of the 
Advancement office, have just 
completed a whirlwind Presidential Tour of 12 
cities where we have concentrations of Bryan 
College alumni. As far away as Dallas and 
Orlando and as close as Dayton and Chattanooga, 
BC alumni gathered to meet Dr. Livesay face-to- 
face and hear his heart on the future of your alma 
mater. 

As a result of the meetings, three new alumni 
chapters are being established — Atlanta, Orlando, 
and Richmond, Va. Aaron, '03, and Christine, '01, 
St. Jacques will be hosting a Super Bowl Party 
for alums in the Atlanta area for their first meeting 
in January. Dr. Phil, '70, and Maye Hayes, '71, 
Jepson will be forming a new chapter in 
Richmond, and Greg, '89, and Shannon 
Vandergrift will begin a new chapter after the 
first of the year in Orlando. Alums in those areas 
will be receiving invitations to these new BC 
alumni chapter gatherings. 

If you are interested in getting a chapter going 
in your area, please contact me at 423/775-7308 
or hillte@bryan.edu. We will be happy to provide 
you with faculty, staff, and students to address 
and fellowship with your chapter as well as give 
you tips on how to have a successful alumni 
gathering. 

At each Presidential Tour dinner, Dr. Livesay 
highlighted current Bryan students from the area 
in which the meeting was held. He flashed their 
picture on screen and then gave a brief bio of 
each. Then he would read aloud a few words 
from each student describing their choice of Bryan 
and the education they have received here. 

You would have been very encouraged to hear 
what current students have to say about what is 
still taking place on the "hill." One student's 
words in particular struck a chord in me that 
made me want to stand up and shout a hearty 



Amen! Naturally, I contained myself, but now I 
don't have to. 

Ben Williams is a senior English literature 
major/writing minor from Midlothian, Texas. 
His father attended Dallas Theological Seminary 
with Dr. Bill Brown and current Bible professor 
Dr. David Fouts. 

"I heard tons of great things about Bryan — 
nothing negative. I was attracted by the 
community aspect that the school was small 
enough for students to interact with professors," 
Ben said. l 

Ben said this about his education at Bryan: ^^ 

Bryan's willingness to confront issues of culture 
honestly has influenced me in the -amy I think and 
tlic way I see the world. It has given me a consistency 
in my life based on absolutes, instead of relativism. 
This gives meaning and purpose for a vocation for 
kingdom building, not just a job. I've appreciated 
the willingness of the professors to guide me and 
teach me how to think, not what to think. I didn't 
get answers, but a toolbox." 

Wow! I couldn't have put it any better if I had 
scripted it myself. Not at Bryan! 

God's word tells us in Matthew 22:37: "Jesus 
replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with 
all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'" 

Many churches and Christian institutions of 
higher learning do a great job of teaching how to 
love God with heart and soul but fall short in the 
mind area by seemingly opening student's minds 
and pouring in answers instead of providing the 
resources of a well-equipped toolbox. 

What more can I say? Bryan College is a highly 
competitive, nationally ranked college that puts 
Christ Above All. It is also a college for the L 
intellectually curious Christian who wants to ne 
educated, not indoctrinated, fil 





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Classical EJiudiss Minor Arjpravsd 



Bryan College will offer a new classical studies 
minor beginning next fall, a concentrated study in 
the literature, philosophy, language and history of 
Western society. 

Dr. Calvin White, academic vice president, said 
the new minor comes in recognition of a growing 
interest in classical studies and the Latin school 
concept. "The classical studies minor will give 
students an in-depth look at the foundation upon 
which Western civilization has been built, as well as 
a better understanding of its literature, philosophy 
and history," he said. "The minor fits beautifully in 
Bryan's efforts to provide an education that is both 
broad and deep. It meets a need of a growing number 
of students who are studying under this kind of 
program in middle school and high school and who 
are looking to continue at the collegiate level." 

To complete the minor, students will be required 
to take classes in logic, a survey of Western thought, 



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an independent study course approved by a professor, 
two classes in classical Greek, and a choice of two 
classes from history of philosophy, world literature 
and music history. 

Dr. White said the classical school or Latin school 
approach to elementary and secondary education is 
gaining popularity particularly among home school 
and private school families. Approximately 25 percent 
of Bryan's students are home school graduates, and 
another third are from private or Christian schools. 

"It's obvious from the numbers that Bryan offers 
a program that is attractive to home school and 
private school students. The classical studies minor 
will be open to any student, but I believe it sends a 
message to this segment of our constituency that we 
are responsive to 
their needs and 
interests." 



Bryan College dedicated its new Men Renaissance organ during a "Festival of 'Praise" 

I Nov. 7. The organ, given in memory of Dr. Judson A Rudd. Bryan's third 
president was featured m a concert including solo works, compositions with an 
Orchestra, choral numbers and a bagpipe. Pictured, from left, at the organ console are 
Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livcsay; Dr. Rudd's daughter. Mary Prances Carlson; 
rganisl ami former Bryan faculty member David Fnherg 




So Much for Math Class! 



During our school days, most of us learned that subtraction 
would result in a Remainder, while addition would create a 
Sum. 

Well, it seems our math teachers must not have known 
about a planning tool that can add to the benefits your family 
receives from certain assets, but can actually multiply the 
impact of assets in the future. 

Families and individuals may use a Charitable Remainder 
Trust to make particular types of assets (especially highly 
appreciated, low yield instruments) have impact far beyond 
what conventional formulas might otherwise suggest. 

In summary, when the decision is made to transfer a 
qualifying asset into a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT), 100 
percent of the applicable capital gains tax is bypassed, and a 
charitable income tax deduction is triggered. 

Once within the confines of a CRT, a portion of income 
generated by the Trust is passed to the individual (or family) 
— often resulting in an increase in income. 

A For example, consider a $200,000 asset that has been 
during a 2 percent return ($4,000 each year). Thanks to 
the CRT, the full $200,000 is repositioned to generate a higher 
return, providing a 6 percent income stream - or $12,000 
annually. 

For a husband and wife, both 65 years of age with a 25- 
year life expectancy, this adds up to an increase in income oi 



more than $200,000 over the life of the donors (increase of 
$8,000 X 25 years). 

The charitable nature of the CRT is realized when, upon 
the death of both husband and wife, the Trust is passed to the 
specified charity or charities. Assuming wise management of 
the Trust principal, this remainder can easily exceed the 
original value of the Trust. 

So, when added up, the Charitable Remainder Trust can 
save current tax dollars, generate an increase in current income, 
and result in a substantial gift to charity. 

For more information on how 
a Charitable Remainder Trust 
might multiply the impact 
of specific assets and help 
you realize the sum of your 
objectives for family and 
charity, we invite you to 
contact Director of 
Development Jim Barth at 
423-775-7280, by email at ^ 

barthji@bryan.edu, or by- 
mail at Bryan College, P.O. i 
Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321. 




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There's a reason why i ,S. News & World Report rails us 

one of America's Be-t Colleges. 

For Btarters, more than half of our students u'raduaied^ 

the lop of llirir rla^s. On campus, our average class is^^ 

jusi 12. And there's one professor tor every 14 Bryan 
students. That means you're guaranteed individual 
attention from professors thai know and care about you. 

And. with more than 30 academic programs to choose 
from, you'll he enlightened both spiritually and academi- 
cally. Bui don't take our word for it — come >ee Bryan 
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